Musical

AFRICAN DRUMMING FOR BEGINNERS

Learn to play traditional rhythms from Mali, Ghana, Guinea and Senegal on hand made djembe and dunun African drums. Who is the tutor? Robert Koffie Fugah is a professional African drumming and dance instructor (and performer). He grew up in a village called Abor from the Volta region of Ghana where traditional music and dance was apart of daily life. Robert has taught dance and drumming for about 15 years and has performed nationally and internationally. He is extremely passionate about what he does and loves teaching others.

Date: September 4th - October 9th, 2017. Nb. No class Sept. 18th
Time: Mondays 7:00 - 8:00pm - 5 Sessions
Bring: Enthusiasm - Everything else is provided!
Where: Otago Room, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin
Cost: $50
Sign up 7 days prior to start of course (or before) to get our early bird discount ($5 off!)

Streams:

AFRICAN DRUMMING INTERMEDIATE

This course is suitable for those who have taken the beginners course (or have relevant drumming experience). You will learn challenging rhythms from Mali, Ghana, Guinea and Senegal on hand made African Drums. This course is more physically demanding than the beginners course so be prepared to get moving. You will be in the capable hands of Robert Koffie Fugah, a professional African drumming and dance instructor (and performer) who grew up in the Volta region of Ghana where traditional music and dance was apart of daily life. Robert has taught dance and drumming for about 15 years and has performed nationally and internationally. He is extremely passionate about what he does and loves teaching others.

Dates: September 4th - October 9th, 2017. Nb. No class Sept. 18th
Time: Mondays 8:00 - 9:00pm - 5 Sessions
Bring: Enthusiasm - Everything else is provided.
Where: Otago Room, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin
Cost: $50
Sign up 7 days prior to start of course (or before) to get our early bird discount ($5 off!)

Streams:

GUITAR FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Have a great time learning to play the guitar in a relaxed atmosphere. Our tutor will introduce you to the basic's and equip you with some of the latest tunes and fireside classic's. This course is suitable for those who have never played the guitar.

When:

Stream 1: FULL

Stream 2: FULL

Stream 3 September 5th - October 10th, 2017 [6 sessions: Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm].

Bring: We provide guitars however you are welcome to bring your own.

Where: Room 3, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $55.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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GUITAR SOMETIME STRUMMERS

Have a great time learning to play the guitar in a relaxed atmosphere. Our tutor will introduce you to the basic's and equip you with some of the latest tunes and fireside classic's.

When:
September 5th - October 10th, 2017 [6 sessions: Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:00pm].

Bring: To participate in this course your must be able to play a few chords and bar chords, have played in the past and need a refresher or have already completed the absolute beginners course.  We provide guitars however you are welcome to bring your own.

Where: Room 3, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $55.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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SINGING CONTINUING

Once you have the foundations of singing from the beginner course we will be able to start refining the instrument. We will focus on using the whole body to create the sound so singing is tension free and enjoyable no matter what genre you wish to pursue. By the end of the 6 sessions you will be able to support your strong, unique and stress free sound, which you can then keep developing and refining in your future vocal endeavours.

When: September 4th - October 9th, 2017 [6 sessions: Mondays 6:00 - 7:00pm].

Bring: Notebook or paper, pen or pencil and a water bottle (optional)

Where: Room 4, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost:
$40.00 (with Early Bird Discount).

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SINGING FOR BEGINNERS

The human voice is a unique and essential instrument and has been part of our culture since the very beginning. Whether you want to sound better in your shower or be the next Robert Plant this course is a great place to start. You will learn basic singing principles such as breath support, vocal placement, and most importantly confidence as a vocalist and performer. You will work through vocal exercises to get your voice fit and ready for anything. By the end of the 6 sessions you will have the foundations to keep developing your healthy, powerful, and unique voice.

When:
Females - July 17th - August 21st, 2017 [6 sessions: Mondays 5:00 - 6:00pm].

Males - July 17th - August 21st, 2017 [6 sessions: Mondays 6:00 - 7:00pm].

Bring: Notebook or paper, pen or pencil and a water bottle (optional)

Where: Room 4, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost:
$40.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS

Learn the basics of playing one of the most fun and simple stringed instruments, the Ukulele! This course caters for absolute musical beginners as well as those with some musical experience.

When:
Stream 1 - July 20th - August 17th, 2017 [5 sessions Thursdays 5:00 - 5:45pm].

Stream 2 - September 7th - October 5th, 2017 [5 sessions Thursdays 5:00 - 5:45pm].

Bring: Ukuleles are provided in the class, and are also available for practice on OUSA Clubs and Socs premises outside the class hours – ask at Reception if you need a ukulele and a space to practice. However, if you really want to make the most of this course by doing extra practice, then having your own ukulele (or access to one) is highly recommended. Advice on purchasing a ukulele is given in the first lesson.

Where: Room 2, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $43.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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UKULELE INTERMEDIATE

Love the ukulele and want to come back for more? Sign up for our intermediate course. Over the duration of this course you will cove alternative chord voicing’s, simple chord theory, transposing keys, more complex strums, jazz chords, reading chords, counting time and of course many new songs.

When: September 7th - October 5th, 2017 [5 sessions Thursdays 6:00 - 6:45pm].

Bring: You must have attended our beginners course or be able to identify the components of a ukulele, play basic cords with reasonable proficiency, strum competently with a steady rhythm, read simple music chards and understand the basics of tablature. Ukuleles are provided in the class, and are also available for practice on OUSA Clubs and Socs premises outside the class hours – ask at Reception if you need a ukulele and a space to practice. However, if you really want to make the most of this course by doing extra practice, then having your own ukulele (or access to one) is highly recommended. Advice on purchasing a ukulele is given in the first lesson

Where: Room 2, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $43:00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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